Sunday, August 08, 2010

2011/12 Honda Fit Hybrid



Honda has been working on a hybrid version of the Fit for a while.

These pictures were sent to me by a reader. They could be the real thing, or not...

Not sure how the Hybrid version will cohabit with the Insight.
A hybrid Fit would be more expensive than the regular version and therefore would almost cost the same as the Insight.

We'll see...

7 comments:

Dav said...

Well one thing's for certain... It's got to get better overall milage than the (highly disappointing) CR-Z.

I can't believe what a Steaming Bag O' Fail that turned out to be.

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Luc said...

The Fit will be released this fall in Japan (only) and will be priced around $18K undercutting any hybrid competitors for now.

Mileage would be about the same as the Insight (so it's mainly about price).

Anonymous said...

I get that Honda wants a piece of the hybrid pie..Prius just crossed 1M units sold in the land of the rising sun.

However, Insight, CRZ, Civic and likely Fit will be 'lite' hybrids...if you're going to do it - go all out and make a full fledged hybrid...Ford has done it w/ Escape and Fusion - seems to be working well for them.

GM went Honda's route w/ Malibu and Vue - and that didn't go so well.

I know it's a bit of an apples orange thing - however the similarities are pretty well...similar :)

Long Island Matt said...

I think Honda should replace the Insight with the hybrid Fit.
Nobody wants the Insight - it is a less pleasant, smaller, less useful car than the Prius, for a savings of a couple of thousand bucks.

Honda should not release a hybrid Fit, though, unless it has the same packaging flexibility as the current Fit. It should also have 4wheel disc brakes - many people won't buy a car without that safety feature, which is lacking on the current Fit.

Anonymous said...

Now might be a good time to improve the Insight, release a top-of-the-line $35-$40,000 plug in version to beat the Volt and upcoming Prius...

I predict the hybrid Fit will cost only a bit less than its older brother. It could end up costing more, if it gets better mileage...the Fit feels bigger inside than the Insight!

Anonymous said...

"Long Island Matt said...

I think Honda should replace the Insight with the hybrid Fit.
Nobody wants the Insight - it is a less pleasant, smaller, less useful car than the Prius, for a savings of a couple of thousand bucks.

Honda should not release a hybrid Fit, though, unless it has the same packaging flexibility as the current Fit. It should also have 4wheel disc brakes - many people won't buy a car without that safety feature, which is lacking on the current Fit.

August 9, 2010 8:42 AM"

Four wheel disc brakes aren't considered a "safety feature" you fool.

A car with drums will stop just as quickly as a car with discs. You will never notice the difference between the two unless you are tracking your vehicle, which you wouldn't be.

GTFO of here and educate yourself.